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Eye Comfort: The New Label Protecting Your Eyes from Your Smartphone

Monday 10 June 2024 - 15:43
Eye Comfort: The New Label Protecting Your Eyes from Your Smartphone

DxOMark Introduces Innovative Label to Assess Smartphone Screen Impact on Eye Health

Since 2003, DxOMark has been at the forefront of evaluating camera quality. As traditional cameras have largely been replaced by smartphones, the company naturally shifted its focus to these ubiquitous devices. In late April, DxOMark introduced a new testing protocol specifically aimed at evaluating how smartphone screens affect our eyes.

The experts at DxOMark have streamlined their testing process, reducing the attributes they assess from six to four essential factors: readability, video performance, color accuracy, and touch response. This change comes in response to growing user concerns about the impact of screen time on health, particularly sleep. To address these concerns, DxOMark has introduced a new label: Eye Comfort.

Understanding the Eye Comfort Label

The Eye Comfort label is designed to assess key factors that influence our visual experience and comfort, such as blue light filtration and flicker perception. Given that people spend an average of 4 hours and 40 minutes daily staring at their smartphone screens, understanding the potential damage to our retinas is crucial.

The Eye Comfort label serves as a specific guide to help users enjoy their smartphones without compromising visual comfort. It evaluates four aspects recognized by the scientific community: flicker, brightness levels, blue light emission, and color consistency.

Each test result page now features detailed information on these eye comfort criteria. According to Arnold Wilkins from the University of Essex, "Often overlooked, temporal light artifacts play a significant role in visual comfort and warrant thorough evaluation."

With the introduction of the Eye Comfort label, DxOMark continues its mission to provide comprehensive and reliable evaluations, helping users make more informed choices about their smartphone use and its impact on eye health.

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